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There are a lots of ways cycling is good for you and your heart. From feeling younger to saving money, here are 10 of the many benefits which cycling can bring. 1. It’s good for you Cycling is a good way to improve your fitness and heart health. Two short trips to the shops and back each day – about 30 minutes’ of daily cycling – will begin to benefit your cardiovascular system. 2. Feel young again Getting on a bike can make you feel young again, as you speed along with the wind in your hair. Cycling releases invigorating bursts of endorphins, our feel-good neurotransmitters. Cycling can be a sociable activity, too. 3. It’s suitable for all fitness levels It doesn’t matter what shape you’re in, you can go at your own pace. The bike saddle holds 70 percent of your body weight, so the pressure on your joints…

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If you’re new to MTB, or a road rider looking for the thrills of hitting the dirt and going off-road, it’s handy to know what to look for when it comes to finding the right mountain bike. So check out our top tips on how to find the perfect ride to get trail-ready. 1. Get the right size First up, everything else is secondary to the right frame size. Stryder includes details about the mountain bike’s frame height and tire size to help you find the right fit. To find the right fit, look for (and contrast) the reach (distance from the saddle to the bars) and stack (distance from center of crank to mid-head tube) measurements, and don’t be afraid to go longer than with a road bike. A long front triangle puts the axle further ahead, letting you weight it (for grip) without risking going straight over the…

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